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UO sustainability program partners with Redmond

The Sustainable City Year Program is moving to Central Oregon, selecting Redmond for the 2015-16 academic year. University of Oregon students will work on over 20 projects with the City of Redmond during the year.

Fallen Bend hiker still in coma

Bend man still in coma, 2 months after 30-foot fall

It’s been almost two months since a hiker fell 30 feet down a rocky ravine at Dillon Falls near Bend. Chris Brinegar went off trail to get a better view. His loving family, in painful limbo, has a message for those who venture outdoors.

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Latest Bend cougar killing rekindles fierce debate

Visitors to Bend's Pilot Butte encountered a new sign posted by state parks officials Monday that warned of a weekend cougar sighting as critics attacked a police decision to shoot and kill the big cat. But online comments at KTVZ.COM and a new poll showed a deeply split public opinion.

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Mt. Bachelor finds chair-fall cause, assures lifts safe

Mt. Bachelor put its Sunrise Express lift back in service Monday after finding what sent an empty chair falling 20 feet to the ground; we talked with one witness about the frightening scene.

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Old Sam Johnson Park play structure up for auction

The City of Redmond is in the process of fully renovating the playground at Sam Johnson Park.  The improved park will host a 25,000 square foot all-accessible playground.

Both sides weigh on Bacelor ruling

Oregon ski areas ask Legislature for liability protection

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Ski areas are asking the Oregon Legislature for enhanced protection from lawsuits after the state Supreme Court invalidated the broad liability waivers often printed on the back of lift tickets.

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Buehler's 'Right to Try' bill clears House hurdle

The Oregon House Health Care committee voted unanimously Monday to pass HB 2300, a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to access experimental treatments that have not yet been approved for market.

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Redmond Proficiency Academy has limited openings

The Redmond Proficiency Academy announced it will accept a limited number of applications for students in grades sixth through twelve for the 2015-16 school year. Interested students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis with a waiting list formed after spots are filled.

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Elk Meadow Elementary honored for wellness efforts

Robert Gray Middle School (Portland Public Schools), Lent Elementary (Portland Public Schools), and Elk Meadow Elementary (Bend-La Pine Schools) have been awarded the 2015 Oregon School Wellness Awards.

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Wildlife group condemns Bend police cougar kill

A Eugene-based wildlife advocacy group on Monday condemned the actions of Bend police for shooting and killing a cougar near the summit of Pilot Butte over the weekend.

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